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Location South Sudan, North Bahr-al-Ghazal
Central coordinates 26o 22.00' East  8o 54.00' North
IBA criteria A3
Area 90,000 ha
Altitude 500 - 1,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2001





Site description This Game Reserve lies on the Lol river, an affluent of the Bahr el Ghazal, north-west of the town of Wau. The habitat is principally savanna woodland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black-breasted Barbet Pogonornis rolleti resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Heuglin's Francolin Pternistis icterorhynchus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
White-crested Turaco Tauraco leucolophus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-throated Bee-eater Merops bulocki resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Yellow-billed Shrike Corvinella corvina resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Piapiac Ptilostomus afer resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sun Lark Galerida modesta resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Foxy Cisticola Cisticola troglodytes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Senegal Eremomela Eremomela pusilla resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Purple Glossy-starling Lamprotornis purpureus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bronze-tailed Glossy-starling Lamprotornis chalcurus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Bush Petronia Petronia dentata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-throated Firefinch Lagonosticta larvata resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-rumped Waxbill Estrilda troglodytes resident  1999  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ashana Game Reserve 90,000 is identical to site 90,000  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -

Other biodiversity The following mammals of global conservation concern occur, or used to do so: Loxodonta africana (EN), Syncerus caffer (LR/cd), Taurotragus derbianus (LR/nt), Hippotragus equinus (LR/cd), Alcelaphus bucelaphus lelwel (LR/cd) and Kobus kob (LR/cd).

References UNDP/FAO (1977).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ashana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014

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